The Morning’s Top 5 Cultural Stories


1. South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford’s staff says he’s just taking a hike on an undisclosed trail. [via The State] 2. The Met, the Guggenheim, the Whitney, and a handful of other major museums are trying to block a bill in the New York State Legislature that would regulate the deaccessioning of collections. [via NYT] 3. Matthew Modine may star in To Kill a Mockingbird on Broadway following the revival’s successful run at the Hartford Stage. [via NYDN] 4. At the age of 72, artist David Hockney is making new work with his iPhone. [Insert old dog new tricks metaphor here.] [via BBC] 5. Black Eyed Peas manager Polo Molina has been charged with assault in that Perez Hilton punch-up; most coverage of the incident seems to hint that the blogger deserved to get hit. [via NYP]